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what router do you have? (PRIMARY)

  • Amped Wireless

    Votes: 1 0.5%
  • Netgear

    Votes: 36 19.1%
  • Cisco-Linksys (pre belkin)

    Votes: 28 14.9%
  • Cisco Enterprise

    Votes: 10 5.3%
  • Belkin

    Votes: 5 2.7%
  • D-Link

    Votes: 19 10.1%
  • TP-Link

    Votes: 13 6.9%
  • Buffalo

    Votes: 1 0.5%
  • ISP Supplied (Please specify)

    Votes: 7 3.7%
  • Custom PFSense or other Linux distro

    Votes: 11 5.9%
  • None (I use 3G/4G or direct modem connection)

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Other (Please specify)

    Votes: 57 30.3%
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Since the other thread's poll got eaten by the conversion from SMF to Huddler the router poll got deleted but the post remained in tact, however I would like to bring the poll back to it and get more discussion about this


Please also feel free to submit some tips and tricks to getting better media server performance with your routers as well. I hope this version of this poll turns out better!




To start with I currently have the Amped Wireless R20000G and I really like it.

I have a review up here if anyone wants to check it out.


Please tell us what you have and generally how your network setup is as well.
 

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D-Link DIR-601. Using strictly ethernet to HTPC, etc.

This is the second D-Link I've had. The first one became intermittent after a couple years, & this one may be doing the same. About 2 weeks ago I had to re-boot it (power off/on) when re-booting the modem did not help. Today I had no Internet & just rebooted both the modem & router. Next time there is a problem I'll try the router only & see what happens. But it is an area of concern.
 

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I recently got the Linksys E900 router. I've always used Linksys products over the years and never had any problems. I use it with the D-Link GBit switch to attain gigabit speeds on my LAN and streaming my movies and shows to my bedroom HTPC.
 

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What kind of router poll leaves out Asus?


I have the Asus RT-N16 with Tomato. I'd get the N66 if my N16 died. No need to upgrade since my primary use of the router is to route through my 16 port Gbit switch and to supply WiFi to the phones and occasionally unplugged laptop.
 

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Firewalls:


Cisco ASA 5505

Juniper SRX210

SonicWall TZ215


Layer 3 switches:


Juniper EX4200

Cisco 3560

Force10 S4810


ISR Routers:


Cisco 1841

Cisco 1861

Cisco 2611XM
 

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Asus is one of the most popular routers for third party firmware. I've replaced two co-workers' crappy routers with a Tomato modded Asus RT-N16 and they have been trouble free ever since. Even after two or three years it is hard to not consider an N16 if the user doesn't need 5GHz N.
 

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been using a trendnet tew-692gr for the past 9 months with zero problems I have never turned it off or reset it. it replaced a belkin g plus mimo which would overload and need to be reset daily due to my families online gaming and streaming. the trendnet handles it all plus even more streaming since we have gotten more connected devices now
 

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I was looking into replacing my old D-Link gigabit gaming router a while back when I was having issues with my network. I actually bought an Asus RT-N56U wireless router from Newegg during the last Black Friday sale, but never set it up. I stumbled across some info about building my own router using a Linux distro or FreeBSD. I found the pfSense website and put one together using old PC parts. I'm no networking wiz, but the pfSense software was easy to install and set up. My network is working fine, but my internet has been rock solid ever since I set it up. I wasn't crazy about having another PC running 24/7 so I bought an Alix single-board computer and installed pfSense on a compact flash card to run it. I just need to connect it to my network and run the configuration setup. I've been busy playing with my new Supermicro server that I haven't had time to do anything with it. I'm hoping to have it up and running in the next couple of weeks.
 

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I have a Rosewill RNX-N150RT that I put DD-WRT on. No complaints.


I also have a Rosewill RNX-N360T that I was planning to upgrade too (lots of interference in my building, so three antennas might help), but I have been unable to find a DD-WRT build for it and it doesn't have QoS in the native firmware.
 

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I use IPFire distro running in a Virtual Machine. Works great for my 50Mb/s up & down connection. Standard cheapo hardware routers couldn't keep up. I just turned the cheapo routers into WiFi access points instead.
 
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